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Former journalist appointed deputy police spokesperson

Feb 7, 2022, 12:10 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Alieu Jamanka, former reporter of the defunct Daily Observer Newspaper, Independent Newspaper, Today Newspaper and other reputable newspapers in the country, has been appointed as the new deputy spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force, The Point has been reliably informed.

Jamanka, who has over 12 years’ journalism experience, was enlisted into The Gambia Police Force (GPF) in 2014. A source who is familiar with the matter and wishes to speak to The Point on the condition of anonymity confirmed the development. The appointment, the source added, is effective immediately.

Jamanka who worked in various units of the police including CID, PIU, Anti-Crime Unit, Interpol, and Charge Office & Prosecution will be assisting Spt. Lamin Njie, the spokesperson of the GPF.

Until his appointment, he was the deputy station Commander at Amdalai Border Post. Mr. Jamanka, is bilingual and holds an advanced diploma in Criminal Intelligence. He was the first Daily Observer rural correspondent.

Spt. Lamin Njie, the spokesperson of the GPF couldn’t be reached for comments at the time of going to press. Meanwhile, efforts to reach Alieu Jamanka for confirmation also proved futile.

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